Cleomedes


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Cleomedes

(klē'ōmē`dēz, klē'ə–), fl. 2d cent., Greek astronomer. In a treatise on the circular theory of heavenly bodies, he recorded several hypotheses, e.g., the earth's spherical form and the moon's revolutions, which were established by later scientists.
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But, in its overall features the evidence suggests that Posidonius and Cleomedes differed from their Stoic precursors on this topic.